Hospital News

JC Blair Opens New ER Registration Area

Huntingdon, PA (6/10/2016) The artist rendering of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s new Emergency Department Registration Area becomes a reality today, Friday, June 10, as the new Reception, Registration and Triage areas of the new ER open for service, following inspection and approval from the Department of Health.

Seven Points Marina Supports ER Expansion

Huntingdon, PA (5/27/2016) – Seven Points Marina recently demonstrated support for the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Emergency Room expansion currently underway with a generous donation.

                This gift will fund the medication room in the ER, which will be named for the Filson family business. The medication room will be equipped with a state-of-the-art medication dispensing system designed to eliminate human error and improve care to patients.

Isett Family Foundation Supports J.C. Blair

The J. Melvin and Beulah M. Isett Community Foundation recently announced its support of the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Emergency Department expansion project with a commitment of $50,000.
Mel Isett, who also operates the Isett Acres Heritage Museum in Huntingdon, explained, “We all depend on the availability of healthcare in our community, especially when it comes to emergency situations. We are pleased to be able to offer this support for J.C. Blair and for everyone who visits, lives or works in Huntingdon County.”

Juniata Valley Schools Celebrate National Bike to School Day May 4

Huntingdon, PA, 5/2/16– Drivers traveling on Route 305 between Petersburg and Alexandria on Wednesday, May 4, may encounter possible traffic delays between 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Students from Juniata Valley School District will be participating in the 5th Annual National Bike to School Day and will be biking to school during these times.

Approximately 30 students will be biking to school Wednesday, May 4, along with parents, teachers and community leaders.

JCBlair611 State College Imaging Center MRI/CT Technologist Shelley Strouse, R.T. (R)(CT)(MR) prepares the new computed tomography (CT) system for her patients. This new multi-slice scanner offers improved patient image quality, increased patient comfort, safety, and convenience at the free-standing imaging center located at 611 University Drive, State College.

JCBlair611 State College Imaging Center Installs New Computed Tomography (CT) system

Huntingdon, PA (4/29/16) JCBlair611 State College Imaging Center announced that it has installed a new Toshiba AquilionTM 32 – an advanced multi-slice computed tomography (CT) system – for a high-quality, low-radiation-dose, low-cost CT scan. This new CT system can quickly scan any region of the body, providing the essential information physicians need to make confident diagnoses. Although the radiation amount is lower, the image quality isn’t compromised.

Community Members Support J.C. Blair ER Expansion Project

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s emergency room expansion project is receiving support from across the community.  Local individuals and couples have come together to add financial commitments to the first upgrade of the local emergency room since the 1970s.  Recently, Ed and Carol Anderson, John and Jeannine Coursen, Scot and Rosemary Gill, Alison Goodman, Dr. Maria Pettinger, Jack and Pat Reihart, Dr. Jim Schall, and John and Martha Swigart all added their names to the growing list of supporters.  Each has committed at a level that will allow for a naming opportunity in the facility.

JC Blair/Kiwanis Sponsor Community Wellness Check May 7

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of Huntingdon are partnering for the fifth year to offer a Community Wellness Check on Saturday, May 7, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the J.C. Blair Education Center on the Hospital campus in Huntingdon. The Wellness Check is an affordable, comprehensive blood test – over $350 value for just $40. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling the J.C. Blair Call Center at (814) 643-8484.

Pre-Registration Open for Benchmark Therapies, Inc. 8th Annual Dr. Miller Memorial Family Fitness Event

Huntingdon, PA (04/8/16) –Pre-registration is now open for the Benchmark Therapies, Inc. 8th Annual Dr. Miller Memorial Run and Walk on Saturday, April 30, which kicks off the annual Mayfest celebration in downtown Huntingdon. If pre-registered by April 15, registration is $20 and includes a guaranteed gift. After April 15 and up to race day, registration is an additional $5. To register, visit

J.C. Blair Welcomes Urology Group

Huntingdon, PA (03/24/2016) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of urologists George B. Boline, Jr. M.D., F.A.C.S., Frank C. D’Amico, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Peter J. Tucker, M.D. to its medical staff and the opening of a new urology practice at J.C. Blair in Huntingdon. “The trio of urologists will add a much needed service to our patients and community,” said Jason Hawkins, J.C. Blair President and CEO.

JC Blair Celebrates Pulmonary Rehab Week

Huntingdon, PA (3/18/16) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon celebrated AACVPR National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 13-19, promoting the benefits pulmonary rehabilitation can provide patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).